RAF Elvington is today known as the Yorkshire Air Museum. It has a 10,000 foot runway which had been laid down when the airbase was extended and modernized to become a Strategic Air Command base. But after spending millions, the US abandoned the base in 1958.
In 2006, the 2-mile long runway was where Top Gear’s Richard Hammond crashed while traveling 280mph in a jet-powered car. Somehow, he survived.
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